Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
The Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training or students looking for a one-year advanced qualification.
The Certificate can be awarded unendorsed or endorsed in one of six disciplines: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Earthquake Engineering, Fire Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Transportation Engineering.
Subject to meeting degree requirements, graduates can also transfer to a Master of Engineering.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Specific entry requirements
Students must normally have a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in relevant subjects, or in exceptional cases have qualified for the award of another appropriate degree/qualification.
For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
Contact the College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha for the application form to enrol. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The PGCertEng is made up of a combination of 400 and 600-level courses, with specific combinations to meet the requirements of the endorsements.
The Certificate can be completed in six months full-time. It can also be studied for up to four years part-time.
The Certificate may be unendorsed and made up of courses from a broad range of engineering subjects, or endorsed in one of the subject options below.
See the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering for more details on course requirements.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Our Careers, Internships & Employment team can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit the Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering.
For course advice contact the College of Engineering:
College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800